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Transportation & Government Services
American Carco Site Cleanup
The Carco site is a contaminated brownfield and is located 1/8th of a mile away from a wellfield which serves 400,000 residents, and having any brownfield site within this distance is potentially detrimental to the public health, safety and welfare.
Harrison Township is a statutory township which has a very limited revenue stream. The project would cost an estimated 55% of the Township's annual budget and thus additional funding is required in order to insure the site is remediated.
Emily Crow, Harrison Township, 937-576-0264, email@example.com
Source Water Protection Board will contribute the annual operating and monitoring expenses, estimated at $920,000 per year for a total of $3,100,000 over 5 years.
Construction or Capital
Within the next 6-12 months
Ohio EPA Brownfield Grants
The Carco site is a contaminated brownfield for which the Township can do nothing with until the issues are remediated. It cannot be used for economic purposes and has been abandoned by previous owners with responsibility and forfeited to the State of Ohio which also does not accept responsibility for the remediation of the site conditions. The site is also located within the Dayton Wellfield protection area and is 1/8th of a mile away from the actual wellfield which serves 400,000 residents, and having any brownfield sites within this distance is potentially detrimental to the public health, safety and welfare.
Harrison Township is a statutory township in Ohio and has a limited revenue stream related to a portion of property taxes within our jurisdiction, we have no other fund-raising capabilities and are reliant on County, State, and Federal Funding. As such, any efforts that township has made to present to acquire Federal and State funds has to be directed towards sites with significant economic impact, since our revenue stream depends on property valuation and usage. This site is not a top priority for economic development but is a top priority for environmental remediation.
Furthermore, the Township’s annual operating budget is between 14-17 million dollars, the remediation of this site would be 50% of our annual operating budget, which will not be possible without State and Federal Support.